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Associate Chemist, Quality Control

Job Description

New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Position Description:

Primary responsibilities are routine laboratory dissolution, assay/degradate, content uniformity, and identity testing and documentation in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Entering data into Labware,

  • Participating in investigation meetings and some drafting of investigations,

  • Participating in root cause analysis, simple troubleshooting instrumentation issues, and participation in the daily tier process. 

  • Testing equipment utilized include but are not limited to UV, HPLC, FTIR, dissolution baths, & Karl Fisher, pH meter, conductivity meter, & NIR. 

  • This is an entry level position with high expectations in a fast-paced laboratory. 

  • It requires a good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) documentation and a good team mindset.  


Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • B.A./B.S. degree (preferably in Science or Engineering)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles.

  • Experience operating routine laboratory equipment including but not limited to: Karl Fisher, pH meter, conductivity meter, UV, etc.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience operating laboratory equipment:  HPLC, dissolution apparatus, FTIR, NIR, etc.

  • Knowledge of regulatory and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) principles.

  • Experience utilizing Empower.

  • Experience utilizing Labware/LIMS.

  • Execution of root cause analysis.

  • Background in technical writing including but not limited to: updating of standard operating procedures and writing quality notifications.

  • Knowledge of Tier processes.

  • Experience executing 5S principals.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time. 

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time


1st - Day

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Requisition ID:R160034

Associate Chemist, Quality Control

Wilson, NC
Full Time

Published on 01/15/2022

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